Social Events

All events listed are open to all registered participants. It is strongly recommended that for any event requiring a ticket, tickets should be purchased through advance registration. Only a very limited number of tickets, if any, will be available for sale on site. If you must cancel your participation in a ticketed event, you may request a 50% refund by returning your tickets to the Mathematics Meetings Service Bureau (MMSB) by January 7. After that date no refunds can be made. Special meals are available at banquets upon advance request, but this must be indicated on the Advanced Registration/Housing Form.

AMS Dinner Celebrating Connection & Collaboration, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m. Attend the AMS Dinner and celebrate your connections to collaborators, old friends, and the mathematical community. This event provides an excellent opportunity to socialize with colleagues and reflect on the past while taking a look at new and exciting developments. AMS members present at the dinner will be honored for 25+ years of membership and the longest-term member present will receive a special award. This evening of celebration will include gourmet food stations and a special program. It will be held on Saturday evening with dinner served at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are US$62 including tax and gratuity. The banquet will be preceded by a reception at 6:30 p.m. .  Key Ballrooms 7--12, Second Floor, Hilton

Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences (ACMS) Reception and Guest Lecture, Thursday, 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. The reception will take place between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by a talk at 6:30 p.m. from John Roe, Pennsylvania State University, on Math on the Rocks. An opportunity will be provided afterwards for participants to go to dinner at local restaurants in small groups. East and West Grand Ballrooms, First Floor, Marriott Inner Harbor

Annual Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Mathematicians Reception, Thursday, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend this open reception affiliated with NOGLSTP, the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals, Inc. Stadium Ballroom 1, Second Floor, Marriott Inner Harbor

AWM Reception, Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. after the AMS Gibbs Lecture, has been a popular, well-attended event in the past. All of the honorees of the Alice T. Schaffer Prize for Excellence in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Woman, the recipient of the AWM-Microsoft Research Prize in Algebra and Number Theory, the AWM-Sadosky Research Prize in Analysis, and the AWM Service Awards will be recognized by the AWM President at 10:00 p.m. Room 327, Baltimore Convention Center

Backgammon! organized by Arthur Benjamin, Harvey Mudd College; Thursday, 8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Learn to play backgammon from expert players. It's a fun and exciting game where players with a good mathematics background have a decisive advantage. Boards and free lessons will be provided by members of the US Backgammon Federation. Stop by anytime on Thursday evening. Key Ballrooms 1 & 2, Second Floor, Hilton

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Annual Alumni Reunion, Thursday, 5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Grand Ballroom, Marriott, Salons E and F.

BYU Mathematics Alumni Mix and Mingle, All Brigham Young University Alumni are invited to this event on Thursday, 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Come reconnect and get a treat!  Stadium Ballroom 2, Second floor, Marriott

University of Chicago Mathematics Alumni Reception, Thursday, 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Blake Room, Second Floor, Hilton

The Claremont Colleges Reception, Thursday, 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. All alumni, students, faculty, and friends are invited to join us for our annual reception. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served, and guests are welcome. Peale Rooms B&C, First Floor, Hilton

Curious Construction Conclave, Thursday, 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Become a part of North America's only Museum of Math!  Help construct a new geometric sculpture for the National Museum of Mathematics in New York City, and sign up to collaborate on new museum content for a chance of winning a family pass to MOMATH! Johnson Room, Hilton Baltimore

Reception for Graduate Students and First-Time Participants, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. The AMS and MAA cosponsor this social hour. Graduate students and first-timers are especially encouraged to come and meet some old-timers to pick up a few tips on how to survive the environment of a large meeting. Light refreshments will be served. Grand Ballroom, First Floor, Marriott Inner Harbor

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Mathematics Alumni Reception, Friday, 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Everyone ever connected with the department is encouraged to get together for conversation and to hear about mathematics at the University of Illinois. Please see Johnson Room, First Floor, Hilton

Knitting Circle, Thursday, 8:15 p.m.–9:45 p.m. Bring a project (knitting/crochet/tatting/beading/etc.) and chat with other mathematical crafters! Key Ballrooms 9 & 10, Second Floor, Hilton

PROMYS and Ross Gathering for Alumni and Friends, Friday, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. There will be a cash bar, old friends, new friends, and excellent conversation. Armistead Room, Hilton

MAA/Project NExT Reception, Friday, 8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.; organized by Julia Barnes, Western Carolina University; Judith Covington, Louisiana State University, Shreveport; Matthew DeLong, Taylor University; and Aparna W. Higgins, University of Dayton. All Project NExT Fellows, consultants, and other friends of Project NExT are invited. Stadium Ballrooms 1 & 2, Second Foor, Marriott Inner Harbor

MAA Two-Year College Reception, Thursday, 5:45 p.m.–7:00 p.m., is open to all meeting participants, particularly two-year faculty members. This is a great opportunity to meet old friends and make some new ones. There will be hot and cold refreshments and an open bar. This reception is sponsored by Pearson. Holiday Ballroom 4, Second Floor, Hilton

MAA Maryland-Washington DC-Virginia Section Reception, Friday, 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Reconnect with old friends from the section, or come and make some new ones! Peale Room A, first floor, Hilton

University of Maryland Mathematics Department Reception, Friday, 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. All alumni and friends are invited. Peale Rooms B&C, fFrst Floor, Hilton

Mathematical Reviews Reception, Friday, 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. All friends of the Mathematical Reviews (MR) are invited to join reviewers and MR editors and staff (past and present) for a reception in honor of all of the efforts that go into the creation and publication of the Mathematical Reviews database. Refreshments will be served. Ruth Room, First Floor, Hilton

Mathematical Institutes Open House, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Participants are warmly invited to attend this open house which is co-sponsored by several of the mathematical science institutes in North America. This reception precedes the Gibbs Lecture. Come find out about the latest activities and programs at each of the institutes that may be suited to your own research. Please join us! Key Ballrooms 7--12, Second Floor, Hilton

National Association of Mathematicians Banquet, Friday, 6:00 p.m.–8:40 p.m. A cash bar reception will be held at 6:00 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are US$62 each, including tax and gratuity. The Cox-Talbot Invited Address will be given after the dinner.Holiday Ballroom 6, Second Floor, Hilton

North Carolina State University Reception, Thursday, 6:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.  All alumni, friends, and participants in the Department of Mathematics programs (e.g., REU, REU+, REG, IMSM, RTG) at North Carolina State University are invited to attend and meet old friends and to hear about recent events in the department.  Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be provided. Contact Hien Tran,, for more information. University Ballrooms 1 & 2, First Floor, Marriott Inner Harbor

NSA Women in Mathematics Society Networking Session, Thursday, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. All participants are welcome to this annual event. Please stop by the NSA booth in the exhibit hall for information and the specific location of the event.

Pennsylvania State University Mathematics Alumni Reception, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.–8:15 p.m. Please join us for hors d’oeuvres and beverages and mingle with math alumni, faculty, and College of Science representatives. Promenade Room, First Floor, Marriott Inner Harbor

Reasoning Mind, Thursday, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Join us over wine and cheese to discuss the future of math education in America.  Learn how the mathematicians at Reasoning Mind, a nonprofit organization, are working alongside master teachers to dramatically improve mathematics instruction for students in second through sixth grades. Stadium Ballrooms 4 & 5, Second Floor, Marriott Inner Harbor

Summer Program and Outreach Meet and Greet, Friday, 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Join experienced leaders of middle and high school mathematical outreach programs to find out how to get involved or learn some new strategies for your work.  This will be an opportunity to share stories and ideas, and to more deeply connect with the community.  Groups will leave for dinner from the reception. Room 314, Baltimore Convention Center

Student Hospitality Center, Wednesday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., organized by Richard and Araceli Neal, American Society for the Communication of Mathematics. Swing Hall, 100 Level, Baltimore Convention Center

University of Tennessee Math Alumni and Friends Reception, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.  Anyone who has ever been a part of the UT Math Department, or is considering joining our department as a new graduate student or faculty, is encouraged to gather for some friendly conversation. Stadium Ballroom 1, Second Floor, Marriott Inner Harbor

Reception for Undergraduates, Wednesday, 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Student Hospitality Lounge, Swing Hall, 100 Level, Baltimore Convention Center

YP17 HCCSSiM Reunion Breakfast, Friday, 7:34 am.–8:00 a.m. University Ballrooms 3 & 4, First Floor, Marriott Inner Harbor.